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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

On July 10, the cryogenic testing of the telescope began. 

Jan 11, 2018, 16:57 PM IST
Out of control Chinese space station to crash into a major city, warn experts

Out of control Chinese space station to crash into a major city, warn experts

The 'imminent' crash could take place "any spot" between two latitude lines in the northern and southern hemispheres, experts said.

Nov 09, 2017, 22:59 PM IST
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

Oct 17, 2017, 12:13 PM IST
Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a hidden image from Rosetta spacecraft, moments before it struck a comet.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year, but did not know how far.

Aug 11, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most notably, the result supports the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the accelerating expansion of the universe and makes up 70 percent.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

The new Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Jul 29, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission will be launched into the 'L2' virtual point in space - 1.5 million kilometres beyond the Earth, as seen from the Sun - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Schiaparelli flew to Mars with the Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying gases in the planet's atmosphere from orbit. The lander crashed during an attempted touchdown on Oct. 19.

May 25, 2017, 00:25 AM IST
Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

This latest jump in speed began in July 2016 and has been climbing ever since – even over the cold winter months.

May 13, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

NASA has delivered three detector for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

May 10, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Researchers led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, the UK, used novel laser-plasma-based accelerators to mimic the radiation which presents a risk to astronauts and space technology owing to the lack of protection from it in space.

May 09, 2017, 00:06 AM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

May 06, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

The unprocessed image shows features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before.

Apr 27, 2017, 20:47 PM IST
Village on the moon – China in talks with European Space Agency

Village on the moon – China in talks with European Space Agency

China is in talks with the European Space Agency (ESA) about making a village on the moon and the idea could soon materialize.

Apr 26, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
NASA approves instruments for ESA's mission to Jupiter and its moon

NASA approves instruments for ESA's mission to Jupiter and its moon

The US space agency NASA has approved a project to build instruments for a future European Space Agency mission to Jupiter and its moons which is scheduled for launch in 2022.

Apr 15, 2017, 14:51 PM IST
Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Research shows that Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is sliding unstoppably into the ocean, mainly due to warmer seawater lapping at its underside.

Feb 13, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
This stunning mosaic from ESA's Mars Express reveals spiraling ice cap on Red Planet's north pole

This stunning mosaic from ESA's Mars Express reveals spiraling ice cap on Red Planet's north pole

The mosaic generated from 32 individual orbit 'strips' captured between 2004 and 2010, and covers an area of around a million square kilometres.

Feb 06, 2017, 14:02 PM IST